Limpopo's dirty great white elephant


Limpopo's dirty great white elephant

amaBhungane’s EarthCrimes series:

Government’s plan to develop a R40-billion Chinese-controlled energy and metallurgical industrial complex at the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is dicey, however you look at it


The department of trade and industry (DTI) outsourced the development and management of a coal-burning, water-guzzling, capital-soaking heavy industrial zone in Limpopo to an obscure Hong Kong-based businessman, Yat Hoi Ning, who was removed as chief executive of his previous company amid allegations of misconduct and fraud.

This despite there being publicly available information on the allegations against Ning and his associates, despite no feasibility study being done on the project, and despite

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